Bows, bells, baubles and beads

The random thoughts and musings of Delle

12 Jan

Most of you don’t want to read this

I’m not sure how many people actually read this these days, but seriously, if you’re at all squeamish, or don’t want to know the details of scientific baby making, stop reading now. Really.

OK, now there is maybe half a person left, I’m writing this out of superstition. I know, superstition and science don’t really mix, but hey, I didn’t claim to be logical, did I? A while back I said I’d write about this stuff (I don’t remember where or to whom, but I definitely intended to) part of me thinks that I need to make this post if I want to get pregnant. I’m aware this makes no sense.

Anyway. Pregnancy isn’t particularly easy for me. It took 5 months to conceive Ro, 5 months for the baby we lost and 6 months trying without success since the miscarriage. In an attempt to increase our chances, I’m being fairly scientific about things. I’m charting, which means taking my temperature (orally) every morning and tracking cervical fluid. I’m actually not going to go into detail here (though I’ll answer questions if asked), but it really is fascinating. It all makes sense. I can actually tell without taking a pregnancy test whether I’m pregnant or not. Not that it stops me taking them. I’m slightly obsessed.

This month will be particularly difficult, as I’m likely to be at 9DPO (days past ovulation) on what would have been the baby we lost’s due date. It’s a particularly difficult point to be at. Too early to test, point at which I’m usually going a bit mental anyway.

Hopefully I’ll be back here at the beginning of February, telling you that it worked this time.

One of these days I will post some actual knitting stuff.

13 Responses to “Most of you don’t want to read this”

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    Annika Says:

    Have you read Taking Charge Of Your Fertility? Several of my friends swear by it both for getting pregnant and for avoiding it. I haven’t read it, so it may just cover the stuff you’re already doing, but it may be worth looking for if you haven’t already got it.

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    Cassylee Says:

    I’m the same way about being an illogical mixture of scientific & superstitious. I also combine a contrary mix of athiest & occasional belief in some greater power of some kind. Anyhow, on the main subject of your post: I have no advice to offer, but lots of good thoughts and wishes are being sent your way [heart].

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    Jenn Says:

    I’m on a number of boards where DPO, CM, and TTC are regularly discussed. I’ll second Taking Charge of Your Fertility.

    I’m currently tracking my cycles without temps (just by days). I think I might start to chart temps next month as we’ve been trying for a few months now. We got pregnant with Malcolm first month. Now we’re at a few months in and I see the path to madness (cheap pregnancy tests littered about my bathroom, I’m talking to you).

    Anyway, please keep posting! I’ll be reading! Today’s insanity from me is the 3 days late my period was last month meaning I have no idea what my cycle is AND the blasted evaporation line this morning that has me wondering…

    Today is day 28 of my cycle.

    I know you get all this.

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    Amy Says:

    I’m not great at commenting, but I read and I always like seeing a post from you.

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for good news.

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    Cindy Says:

    I always read.

    That being said, the only advice I can offer is that when I was trying to get pregnant for Megan, I would lift my legs way up so that my pelvis was raised (my ex-husband held my ankles and I supported my lower back with my hands) and hold them there for a bit. This was recommended by the doctor and the next month, I was pregnant. What the heck, it’s worth a shot.

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    Jess Says:

    I read it and am keeping my hooves crossed for you!


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    Eileen Says:

    Like Cassy, I have no advice to offer, but sending lots of luck and good vibes in your direction. And even though what you’re talking about isn’t relevant to me, I still find it fascinating. And you never know, it might come in handy one day. Maybe! 😛

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    Roo Says:

    Fingers, toes and everything else crossed for you.

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    Jamie Says:

    I “ditto” Amy exactly!

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    Crystal Says:

    I’m reading! (Just terrible at commenting) I am keeping all appendages crossed for you all, too.

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    Meghan Says:

    No news is good news?

    I, too, have all my appendages crossed for you, Delle. I plan to check out Taking Charge of Your Fertility, as I’d really like to know more about about the science of fertility. Agreed – fascinating.

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    Charly Says:

    Hey Delle

    If mums allowed to bug me about posting I’m allowed to bug you.

    Plus I have a vested interest in this baby making process, that is my NEPHEW/niece your trying to produce.

    I also find the fertility stuff fascinating and have a lot more sympathy with what Mum went through trying to fall pregnant with me.

    The only thing I can suggest is that I know of several people who went to an acupuncturist (is that the right word) when they couldn’t get pregnant and swear its worked, of course I know what your like with needles so maybe not.

    Love you loads and thinking positive thoughts
    .-= Charly´s last blog ..Busy, Busy, Busy. =-.

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    mother darling Says:

    I will try to reply to your post if you ever make another one. I have been checking ever since you said I should reply to them and there just arent any.

    love me

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